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Was Carnegie a self-made man or a heartless opportunist? Vicious union strike breaker or workers’ rights advocate? Ruthless robber baron or world famous philanthropist?
When he died in 1919 at age 83, Carnegie was worth $480 million ($310 billion today) and had donated $350 million for various causes: several public libraries, international peace, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Hall, and Tuskegee Institute.
Learn more about this legendary, controversial figure and what drove him to accumulate, then donate such a vast fortune.
Presenter: Dan Rose has taught English for over 20 years to elementary, secondary, and college students in the U.S. and Scotland, as well as lifelong learning courses to adults in NJ and FL. He has been an Editor at Silver Burdett Publishing and a Trainer/Technical Writer at AT&T. Mr. Rose has an M.Ed. in English and an MS in Project Management. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Alaska Quarterly, Lips, Little Patuxent Review, and Perspectives. A writer, editor, and educator, Dan Rose teaches and writes about various subjects. He and his wife live in NJ with their golden doodle Zoëy.
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